GLSA 200801-07 Adobe Flash Player: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 01/20/2008 01:45 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Adobe Flash Player: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200801-07:02
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Severity: Normal
Title: Adobe Flash Player: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: January 20, 2008
Updated: January 20, 2008
Bugs: #193519
ID: 200801-07:02

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified, the worst of which allow
arbitrary code execution on a user's system via a malicious Flash file.

Background
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The Adobe Flash Player is a renderer for the popular SWF file format,
which is commonly used to provide interactive websites, digital
experiences and mobile content.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-www/netscape-flash lt; 9.0.115.0 gt;= 9.0.115.0

Description
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* Flash contains a copy of PCRE which is vulnerable to a heap-based
buffer overflow (GLSA 200711-30, CVE-2007-4768).

* Aaron Portnoy reported an unspecified vulnerability related to
input validation (CVE-2007-6242).

* Jesse Michael and Thomas Biege reported that Flash does not
correctly set memory permissions (CVE-2007-6246).

* Dan Boneh, Adam Barth, Andrew Bortz, Collin Jackson, and Weidong
Shao reported that Flash does not pin DNS hostnames to a single IP
addresses, allowing for DNS rebinding attacks (CVE-2007-5275).

* David Neu reported an error withing the implementation of the
Socket and XMLSocket ActionScript 3 classes (CVE-2007-4324).

* Toshiharu Sugiyama reported that Flash does not sufficiently
restrict the interpretation and usage of cross-domain policy files,
allowing for easier cross-site scripting attacks (CVE-2007-6243).

* Rich Cannings reported a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the
way the "asfunction:" protocol was handled (CVE-2007-6244).

* Toshiharu Sugiyama discovered that Flash allows remote attackers to
modify HTTP headers for client requests and conduct HTTP Request
Splitting attacks (CVE-2007-6245).

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file
(usually in a web browser), possibly leading to the execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the Adobe Flash
Player. The attacker could also cause a user's machine to establish TCP
sessions with arbitrary hosts, bypass the Security Sandbox Model,
obtain sensitive information, port scan arbitrary hosts, or conduct
cross-site-scripting attacks.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Adobe Flash Player users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-www/netscape-flash-9.0.115.0"

Please be advised that unaffected packages of the Adobe Flash Player
have known problems when used from within the Konqueror and Opera
browsers.

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-4324
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4324
[ 2 ] CVE-2007-4768
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4768
[ 3 ] CVE-2007-5275
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5275
[ 4 ] CVE-2007-6242
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6242
[ 5 ] CVE-2007-6243
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6243
[ 6 ] CVE-2007-6244
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6244
[ 7 ] CVE-2007-6245
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6245
[ 8 ] CVE-2007-6246
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6246
[ 9 ] GLSA 200711-30
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200711-30.xml

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200801-07.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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